In Beertown, all the residents sing and dance, and they love their histories to a fault. It’s that collective obsession with the past that created a town bylaw that says that every five years, Beertonians must assess the merits of 13 precious artifacts stored in a city’s time capsule.
Archives for July 13, 2012
Justin Purvis has a story to tell. And it begins with Fringe. Conceived over a few offhanded “what-ifs” and a couple of drinks under last year’s beer tent, this one-man stand up improvisational comedy piece is honest and humble.
Have you ever walked down a city street with a mass of people and felt utterly alone? You as an individual feel helpless to make contact with any other preoccupied human being rushing by?
The theatrical punk rockers extraordinaire known as Dizzy Miss Lizzie’s Roadside Revue now set their sights on not just one talented Bronte but the whole brooding brood. In lesser hands, including a younger sister Anne and a drug-prone brother, Branwell, with the famously dynamic duo Charlotte and Emily could have been a raucous mess, but […]
Theatre — with an –re. One of the first pieces to kick off this year’s Capital Fringe festival, Colony does so proudly. And just as unapologetically.
The Last Flapper
The Last Flapper ends when Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald leaves the building. Oh, I’m not giving away anything: she left it many years before the play began. The “jazz age” author/ dancer/ socialite/ general fruit loop and wife of author/ playboy/ alcoholic F. Scott Fitzgerald lived a life on the fringe of reality, but here in the […]
Bless me, father, for I have sinned. It has been thirty-five years since my last confession, but that one didn’t count because they hadn’t given me my Miranda warning. Since that time I…
A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup
How do I put this delicately? It takes a helluva man to enjoy a clown.
The Nita and Zita Show
The Nita and Zita Show lovingly re-imagines the 1920’s vaudeville scene, whisking audiences to the Folies Bergère era with sparkling dance numbers and Hungarian gypsy tunes.
The seventh annual Capital Fringe Festival began its first day with a Fringe-worthy experience by banished? productions, complete with iPod shuffles and a tea party.